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Academic Overview Where futures begin


Whether you want to prepare for a specific career, increase your skills or enter the workforce quickly, at Tri-C you will find innovative, high-quality and affordable educational opportunities. Choose from more than 1,000 credit courses in 140+ career, certificate and university transfer programs to jump start your future.

At Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-CÂŽ), you will find innovative courses of study designed to help you reach your career goals. With small classes led by knowledgeable faculty members, you will learn in a supportive environment. Convenient locations at four campuses and various off-campus learning sites mean that you can study close to your home or work. With our flexible options, you can take courses during the day, in the evenings and on weekends. You can also earn credits from more than 700 Distance Learning courses in more than 300 subjects.



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Update your skills, change your career or upgrade your professional capabilities. It’s a smart choice.

You can select a range of educational options among the following career clusters: Earn an associate degree in two years. Learn skills to move into the workforce at a fraction of the cost of most four-year schools with the following degrees: • Associate of Arts • Associate of Science • Associate of Applied Business • Associate of Applied Science • Associate of Technical Study

Build a Foundation for University Transfer.

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Business, Engineering & other Technologies

Health Care and Public Service

Creative Arts

At Tri-C®, you can explore a variety of career options by taking the same general education courses offered at most four-year institutions of higher learning. Students may elect to enroll in state-approved Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses, which will transfer and apply toward a major at any of Ohio’s public institutions of higher education. With an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, you can transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information and a complete list of applicable courses and partnerships, visit the Tri-C Transfer Center at

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Liberal Arts and Sciences The College’s largest academic division offers more than 600 courses each semester. Tri-C is the ideal place to launch your education. You can earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and then continue your studies at a four-year college or university with significant cost savings. Liberal Arts and Sciences courses are also part of an applied degree program. A liberal arts and sciences education is the foundation for a wide range of careers. It teaches you how to think critically – essential preparation for every job. In today’s job market, technical skills are not enough. To be a success, you must be able to communicate well, solve problems and work with others to accomplish goals and develop effective leadership skills. The transfer curriculum is designed to parallel courses taken at four-year colleges or universities in the first two years. You can use this foundation of learning as a steppingstone to the university of your choice and the career that fits your interests.

Humanities • History • Humanities • Philosophy • Religious Studies

Communications • Deaf Interpretive Services • English • English-as-a-Second Language • Speech Communications

Foreign Languages • American Sign Language • Chinese • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Latin • Russian • Spanish

General Studies Mathematics Natural Sciences • Biology • Chemistry • Earth Science • Physical Science • Physics

Social and Behavioral Sciences • Anthropology • Conflict Resolution • Economics • Education • Geography • Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies¹ • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology • Urban Studies • Women’s Studies 1-Certificate of Proficiency 2-Short-Term Certificate Program 3-Post-Degree Certificate Program 4-Pre-Apprenticeship Program 5-Degree and Certificate Programs Available

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Business, Engineering and other Technologies If a career in business is your goal, Cuyahoga Community College provides a wide range of studies to put you on the path to success. These include business management, engineering and information technology, marketing and hospitality and trade apprenticeships. During your studies, you will learn basic business theories and test them in and out of the classroom. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for the job market. We also offer short-term programs and industry certifications. In today’s rapidly changing economy, mathematics, problem solving and quantitative analysis are fundamental skills for a successful business or technical career. At Tri-C, you can take courses on campus as well as online to fit your lifestyle.

Accounting Apprenticeship Programs (These programs are in partnership with various trade unions. Admission requires students to be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program through a trade union) • Bricklaying • Carpentry • Cement Masonry • CNC Machining and Composite Manufacturing4 • Construction Tending and Hazardous Material Abatement • Drywall Finishing • Electrical Construction • Floor Installation • Glazing • Iron Working • Maintenance • Manufacturing Technology • Millwrighting • Operating Engineers • Painting • Pile Driving • Pipefitting • Plumbing • Sheet metal Working • Sign and Display • Teledata

Automotive Programs • Automotive Technology5 • Automotive Maintenance General Service2

Business Management • Business Management • Administrative Office Systems • Human Resources Management • International Business • Public Administration2 • Purchasing and Supply Management • Small Business Management • Strategic Leadership1

Captioning and Court Reporting Engineering Programs • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)1 • Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)1 • Computer Maintenance Technology1 • Computer Networking Hardware5 • Construction Engineering Technology • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology (Bio-Medical) • Integrated Systems Engineering Technology • Machine Tools1 • Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology5 • Mechanical Engineering Technology • Quality Control1

Hospitality Management Programs* • Culinary Art5 • Event Planning2 • Food and Beverage Operations1 • Lodging/Rooms Division1 • Lodging-Tourism Management5 • Professional Baking1 • Personal Chef2 • Professional Culinarian/Cook1 • Restaurant/Food Service Management5

Information Technology Programs • Basic Office Skills2 • Business Solutions5 • Networking Software • Programming and Development5 • Web Application Development2

Interior Design Marketing Plant Science and Landscaping Programs • Landscape Technician1 • Plant Science and Landscaping Technology

Paralegal Programs • Legal Nurse Consultant3 • Paralegal Studies5 1-Certificate of Proficiency 2-Short-Term Certificate Program 3-Post-Degree Certificate Program 4-Pre-Apprenticeship Program 5-Degree and Certificate Programs Available *Classes also being offered at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Visit

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Health Care and Public Service Programs Cuyahoga Community College is a leader in health career education, ranking third in the nation in conferring degrees in health professions and related sciences.* Tri-C offers more than 30 programs and educates the majority of the region’s highly skilled health care and nursing professionals. Gain valuable experience using the latest technology in campus-based clinics and laboratories. Most importantly, you will receive hands-on clinical experience here in Cleveland at some of the world’s leading health systems. Most health career programs are two years in length and lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Tri-C also offers certificates and post-degree certificates in many health career programs. If you plan to continue your education in health sciences to earn a baccalaureate degree or higher in selected careers, the associate degree will begin your preparation.

Community and Public Service Programs • Basic Police Academy • Corrections • Criminal Justice • Deaf Interpretive Services • Early Childhood Education • Education (Transfer Program) • Environmental Health and Safety Technology1, 4 • Fire Technology • Infant/Toddler2 • Security Administration

Workforce Solutions Non-credit • Fire Training Academy • Police Academy

Diagnostic Health Services Programs • Diagnostic Medical Sonography • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology • Laboratory Phlebotomy2 • Mammography2 • Medical Laboratory Technology • MRI2 • Nuclear Medicine • Polysomnography: Sleep Disorders1 • Radiography

Direct Patient Care Programs • Advanced Massage Therapy2 • Dental Assisting2 • Dental Hygiene • Dental Office Management2 • Dietary Management1 • Dietetic Technology • Emergency Medical Technology • EMT-Basic2 • EMT-Paramedic2 • General Nutrition1 • Human Services • Massage Therapy5 • Occupational Therapy Assistant • Optical Technology5 • Physical Therapy Assistant Technology • Physician Assistant3 • Respiratory Care • Sport and Exercise Science

Veterinary Technology Nursing • Registered Nurse • Registered Nurse (Accelerated Program) • Practical Nurse1

Supportive Health Services Programs • Health Information Management • Health Unit Coordinator2 • Medical Assisting • Medical Billing Specialist2 • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting2 • Pharmacy Technician1 • Pharmacy Technology • Sterile Processing and Distribution2 • Surgical Technology

Related Health and Science Subject Areas • Biology • Chemistry • Health • Health Technologies • Physical Education • Physical Science • Physics 1-Certificate of Proficiency 2-Short-Term Certificate Program 3-Post-Degree Certificate Program 4-Pre-Apprenticeship Program 5-Degree and Certificate Programs Available *According to Community College Week Department of Education statistics

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Creative Arts If you enjoy finding creative solutions using your artistic talents, you may be interested in pursuing a career in Creative Arts. Whether you would like to study fine or performing arts or learn a skill such as advertising or graphic design, Tri-C has a program for you. The College also offers an exciting, cross-disciplinary approach to honing your talents in a wide variety of creative paths. State-of-the art technical facilities and real-world experiences will help develop your talents.

Applied Degree Programs • Media Arts and Studies • Recording Arts and Technology • Visual Communication and Design – 3D Animation2 – 3D Design2 – Digital Filmmaking and Digital Video – Graphic Design5 – Illustration – Photography – Web & Interactive Media

Associate of Arts* • Art • Dance • Journalism and Mass Communication (transfer program with Kent State University available) • Music • Theatre Arts – Acting/Performance – Technical Theatre

Workforce and Economic Development Division Tri-C’s Workforce and Economic Development Division provides credit and non-credit programs for individuals and businesses. Programs are available with fast training in mind for individuals who need to enter the workforce quickly. Programs include advanced manufacturing; health care; alternative energy; information technology; truck driving; firefighter/EMS; and law enforcement. Financial assistance and job placement are also available. For more information, visit

Corporate College Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College, is focused on certification, licensure and professional development programs that meet individuals’ needs for upgrading skills and employers’ demands for a talented and trained workforce. The facilities at our Corporate College in Warrensville Heights and Westlake provide comfortable meeting and conference space, catering, free parking and much more for the business professional. For more information, visit

1-Certificate of Proficiency 2-Short-Term Certificate Program 3-Post-Degree Certificate Program 4-Pre-Apprenticeship Program 5-Degree and Certificate Programs Available *The Associate of Arts degree is transferable to a four-year degree program. Students should meet with an adviser to plan for transferring to a specific four-year degree program.

Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts This exciting new center is the premier audio, video, music, theater and creative arts educational facility in the region. This one-of-a-kind building is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives.

Admissions Partnerships The College also offers an innovative admissions partnership program that allows you to complete an associate degree at Cuyahoga Community College while preparing for transfer to a four-year college or university such as Baldwin Wallace University, Central State University, Cleveland State University or Kent State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Where futures begin


Locations Metropolitan Campus 2900 Community College Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

Eastern Campus 4250 Richmond Road Highland Hills, OH 44122

Corporate College速 West 25425 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145

Unified Technologies Center 2415 Woodland Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Western Campus 11000 Pleasant Valley Road Parma, OH 44130

Westshore Campus 31001 Clemens Road Westlake, OH 44145

Brunswick University Center 3605 Center Road Brunswick, OH 44212

Corporate College速 East 4400 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Advanced Technology Training Center 3409 Woodland Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Hospitality Management Center at Public Square 180 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Tri-C Academic Overview